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A Sunny Early Winter Day on the Beach

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November 14, 2011 at 7:02 pm

Sex and the Souq

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Ulrike Putz reports from Damascus, Sankt Pauli Nachrichten sorry, DER SPIEGEL, proudly tells us. Ms Putz’ story about sexy underwear on sale in the souq of Damascus is mostly about future mothers-in-law buying this kind of lingerie, reportedly as dowry for their daughters, so that the sons-in-law may be too fascinated with their newlywed to care about other women.

most wanted

most wanted

Terrible, isn’t it? The most beautiful stuff of the world becomes a profane investment! Isn’t that prostitution?! Anyway, DER SPIEGEL’s readers seem to find it terrible, too. Sexy Underwear for Thousand and One Nights was most wanted yesterday.

To learn from DER SPIEGEL and Ulrike Putz is to learn victory. So this is my contribution.

It's hot in here

It's hot in here

Expecting terrific traffic this weekend:

Tai De

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April 18, 2009 at 9:16 am

Syria: Smart Purchasing Advice

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Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said any arms sales of “a defensive character” would not change the strategic balance in the Middle East.

That’s great news, Mr Lavrov. The only question then: why is Syria buying arms from Russia at all? If Russian arms deliveries to Syria, as defensive as they come, don’t change the strategic balance in the Middle East anyway, how about something useful instead? Stuff like road sweepers from Kärcher, for example, to remove dead cats like the one pictured below?

Dead cat at Souq Entrance, Aleppo, Syria

Dead cat at Souq Entrance, Aleppo, Syria

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

I mean, street scenes like this one really look like a threat to the Syrian public. It should take qualified staff and a high-quality fleet of cleaning devices to keep the roads tidy – without contracting the plague at work.

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There are big military footnotes to this story, of course. According to the Georgian interior ministry (as quoted by Wikipedia, anyway), at least three SS-26 Iskander missiles hit Gori, Poti and a place around Supsa during the recent armed conflict between Russia and Georgia. Mr Assad’s statement that “Russia’s military campaign in Georgia was a justified response to provocation from Tbilisi” makes even more sense if these missiles are on his buying list.

With a range of 415 km or 280 km (the Russian export version so far?) , Israel looks like a most likely target. Israeli work on missile defence will have to continue.

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August 31, 2008 at 6:53 pm